Sunstone Pearl feel...St. Lucia Pearl color opinion?

Haymarket

Member
Jul 21, 2019
13
Northern Virginia
Hello, we are considering using Sunstone Pearl for our new pool....a large pool with a tanning shelf. Anyone choose Sunstone Pearl and regret it because of the feel? Secondly, we wanted a darker blue water effect so chose St. Lucia pearl. We went based on the sample as there don’t seem to be any pics out there of finished pools with that surface. It is a special order with an upcharge. Anyone use it or seen it in application?
 

JJ_Tex

Bronze Supporter
Jul 17, 2019
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Prosper, TX (DFW)
I've never heard of them, but a quick google and they appear to be a Pebble Tec knock off. Thats what we are putting in and are doing the PebbleSheen as its a smaller aggregate so its not as rough. Those types of pebble finishes last longer than traditional plaster, are not prone to swirling like you see in some of the quartz finishes, but are also rougher. Good luck.
 

Haymarket

Member
Jul 21, 2019
13
Northern Virginia
Good evening. What did you end up doing? We are looking at replastering our pool using Sun Stone. Any issues with yours?
Amazingly...we have not plastered yet, it is hopefully happening this week! We had a lot of delays with the county inspection process, and then the company has been slow between steps...but hopefully we finish this week. We are going with Sunstone Pearl St. Lucia Pearl. Not a lot of pictures out there of it. I read as much as I could on it and think the product is good, just optimistic that they applicators do a good job and that we like the color when it goes in. Good Luck!